Prof Thomas Bugnyar

University of Vienna 
Department of Cognitive Science

Thomas Bugnyar HH

Prof Bugnyar is interested in the social behaviour and cognitive abilities of non-human animals. He uses an ethological approach in combination with methods of comparative psychology, studying animals under captive and field conditions. The broad questions are
i) which abilities individuals require to solve problems in daily life with others 
ii) what types of mental representation underlie these abilities and
iii) how skills are acquired and transmitted.